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Checking brake fluid BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003 Petrol 520i - 2.0

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BMW 5-Series 1996 - 2003  | 520i - 2.0 Checking brake fluid

  • time 15 minutes
  • difficulty 1
If you need to top up, firstly locate the brake fluid reservoir, under the pollen filter
Look for the MAX-MIN positions on the side of the translucent body
If the level needs topping up - WEARING GLOVES - carefully open the cap. Have a paper towel ready to catch any drips as brake fluid is corrosive
Now securely replace and tighten cap. Replace pollen filter
Release the cover of the pollen filter
Lift away the pollen filter cover
Now remove the side section of the pollen filter box
You will need to release this clip
Careful not to drop this - keep it safe
Now you can release the pollen filter body to access the brake fluid reservoir
Here it is